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Discover Zante Town

Consider holidays to Zante Town and you’d be forgiven for thinking instantly of a raucous nightlife and packed beaches. While you might find some of this on the other side of the island, things are a little more low-key in this capital – perfect for sunshine seekers looking for a dose of peace and quiet. Rebuilt in traditional Venetian style after the 1953 earthquake, this town on the east coast of Zante is an eclectic mix of tavernas, bars and shops built surrounding a central harbour. A busy, bustling town with plenty of new experiences to be had, you’ll be hard-pressed to run out of things to do on Zante Town holidays.

Culture and Cuisine

As with many destinations in Greece, Zante Town is steeped in history. Marvel at the site of the Venetian Fortress, that offers spectacular views across the town or delve deeper with a visit to one of the many museums in the town. The Museum of Byzantine Art will please culture vultures, while the Nautical Museum and The Museum of Zakynthos are must-visits for lovers of history. If you’d rather be lazing on the beach, you’re in luck – there are plenty to choose from, boasting golden sands and cool blue waters. Spend your time topping up your tan with a good book or head to one of the nearby beachside bars to linger over a cocktail or two. When the sun begins to fade on holidays in Zante Town, you’ll find plenty to do. While the nightlife is fairly low-key, this part of the island is famed for its mouth-watering offerings in restaurants and cafes, with plenty of opportunity to sample Greek cuisine. Wherever you let your taste-buds venture, make sure you sample a taste of Ouzo – Greece’s national drink packs a real punch!

Most popular hotels in Zante Town

Avalon Hotel
Avalon Hotel
Avalon Hotel

Zante Town, Zante

from £353 pp

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